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Alternative metal is a style of heavy metal. Alternative metal usually takes elements of heavy metal with influences from parent-genre alternative rock, and other genres not normally associated with metal. Alternative metal bands are often characterized by heavy guitar riffs, melodic vocals, unconventional sounds within other heavy metal genres, unconventional song structures and sometimes experimental approaches to heavy music. The term has been in usage since the 1980s, although it came into prominence in the 1990s. It has spawned several subgenres, including nu metal, which expands the alternative metal sound, commonly adding influences from hip hop and groove metal.
- also known as 另類金屬
- subgenre of Free jazz, Indie rock, Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative rock, Crossover thrash
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The Music Sound (2014)
by Nicolae Sfetcu
Back | Home | Up | Next Alternative metal is an eclectic form of rock music that gained popularity in the early 1990's alongside grunge. In many instances, it can be accurately described as a fusion of heavy metal and alternative rock, especially ...
Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)
An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry
Lastly, these symptoms must not be caused by substance use, medical illness, or alternative metal disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The cause of generalized anxiety disorder is not completely understood but is believed to be ...
by Boris Ildusovich Kharisov, Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, Ubaldo Ortiz-Mendez
Furthermore, many alternative metal oxides are now being explored to merge with 3D graphene as a good candidate for SC applications. Wang et al.  proposed CeO2 as an attractive candidate because of its environmental friendliness, ...
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